LOVE this trash can! I bought it along w/ the 40 gal round (that one's for recyclables). I don't know why other people have had issues w/ the sticker on these cans...When I bought the cans 9 months ago, the stickers on BOTH cans peeled right off no prob (& I didn't even peel it off that slow). It was even the kind of sticker that seemed to be made to peel off easier--like more plastic-y than paper. (***TIP*** IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS W/ THE STICKER: Spray or dab a bit of Goo-Gone (NOT Goof Off, that's stuff's harsh) or Citra Solv & any leftover sticky bits w/ come off VERY easily. Just let it sit for a couple minutes. Both have a light orange scent & are not caustic. Walmart sells Goo-Gone in the section by paint & drop cloths.) PROS:
-Looks classy & WAY better than plastic cans.
-Slow close lid goes down slowly after it's been opened, so it doesn't slam.
-Pedal has held up well & the whole thing still looks brand new (after 9 mos).
-Cleans easily (try Method Stainless Steel Cleaner in the small gray bottle)
-Has some sort of "anti-fingerprint" technology on the stainless steel that doesn't completely prevent fingerprints...but it does deter them/make them less noticeable (not that you'd really be handling the metal part anyway).
-The inside has a large black plastic tub w/ two handles on the side. You can use it w/o a bag & easily lift the tub out, but it's probably best to pop in a liner/trash bag if it's going to be used for trash. Lifting the tub up a bit, I just gather the excess bag at the top, around to one side of the tub & tuck it in one of the handles & let the tub fall back down in place. It keeps the bag from falling in & I haven't had a bag slip yet doing it this way.
-Best price for this kind/size of can CONS:
-On this particular model (Semi-Round 45 gal), a liner bag is slightly visible around the rim of the can. It's not that big of a deal, though & definitely not a deal breaker. I don't really mind. Just thought I'd mention it. (However, I also own the BHG Round 40 gal & the bag is not visible because instead of a tub that lifts out like on the Semi-Round, it has a ring that is attached at the back that you can lift up & tuck the bag underneath before popping it down. I actually prefer the tub to the ring--it's easier to get the bag edges tucked in because the weight of the tub holds it better, although I haven't had a bag slip or fall in on either model when full.)
-If you have a trash bag/liner in, sometimes the lid gets stuck & doesn't go down all the way. This happens for 2 reason: 1.) if you push the pedal & the lid flies back all the way--it doesn't have the forward motion anymore to fall back down & 2.) as I mentioned, w/ a bag I feel like it inhibits the contraption in the back that allows the lid to close. It doesn't happen all the time, but worth mentioning. Still, not a deal breaker. All in all a great purchase, ESPECIALLY at this price. Look around--you can't beat it. My parents have a more expensive motion sensor version by a different brand & I actually prefer the BHG model to theirs (having to wave your hand & wait gets annoying--a pedal is way better). Pros def outweigh the cons. I'd recommend for sure.
Was this review helpful? (3) (0)
Thank you! You have successfully submitted feedback for this review.